It would be very nice if I could stop each and every street vendor selling all kinds of Burmese Snack and fruits. You can easily find french crepes in Burma, very popular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. :-))Stop and buy some of the snack, I didnt buy because I need to catch up with my other friends. :-)more
You see every girls, old and young Burmese ladies applied Tanaka on their cheeks. I find it very fascinating to see them with tanaka and sometimes with beautiful design of leaf, small whirls, round and heart-shaped. No wonder, all the women in Burma have the most beautiful complexion, no pimples or pigmentation. I have to try them :-))Picture 1 :...more
Whistle.........Taxi....Taxi....!!!Hehe..Don't be surprised to find these Bullock carts as Taxi in Mingun. You can take the taxi from Mingun Paya to Hsinbyume Paya. Just a short distance, you can actually walk, but if you feel like sitting on a bullock cart, then go ahead and take pictures for rememberance.more
After a short ride from Monywa southwestwards one crosses the ChindwinRiver by boat. From there, after passing the S&K copper-mine, a drive of about 45 minutes leads up to a small village in the Hpo Win Hills, where the caves are situated. The caves contain Buddhist statues, wood carvings and murals dating to the 17th and 18th centuriesCrowning the...more
About 20 kms southeast of Monywa the relatively new Thanboddhay-Pagoda is to be seen. It was buildt between 1939 and 1952 and resembles the outer shape of the worldfamous Borobudur-Temple.It contains more than half a million of Buddha-statues, pictures and stuccos and offers great photographic opportunities !About 4 kms distant there is the...more
A few kms from Monywa and after a 20minutes drive,famous Alantayar Pagoda can be found; it is the site of the largest reclining Buddha image in all of South East Asia. The sculpture is about 600 feet long.The view over the plane with its nearly hundreds of pagodas and Buddha-statues is most beautiful at sunset.more
Two trains go from Mandalay to Naba where you have to change to a bus or a pickup tricycle, US $ 17 for upperclass, uncomfortable, one arriving 11 pm, the other at 5 am. The bus in most likely full by the time you get out, the tricycle wants to be chartered, but if you are persistent you can share it with other people, 1000 Kyat ?, 45 minutes to...more
Every second day, 5 am from and to Mandalay, 12 hours and more if you get stuck in a sandbar or delayed by fog. 36000 Kyat, seat only.There are also Inland Waterway boats every 2-3 days, going Mandalay to Bhamo, much slower, but with cabins about US$ 60, and cruise ships for US$ 1200.more
This remarkable pagoda is in the most precarious spot imaginable.
As Sir George Scott recalled: `The boulder stands on the extreme verge of the bare rock and hangs over it as if a gust of wind or a few extra pounds added would make it topple over and crash down the dizzy height far away into the green valley below'.
According to legend, the boulder is held safe by the strength of a strand of the Buddha's hair which is enshrined in the pagoda. Like many venerated spots in Burma, the whole rock is covered in precious gold leaf and has to be regularly repainted.
Kyaik- Tyo is about 65 km east of Pegu on the railway line to Moulmein.